NEed help with publishing Visual Studio 2013 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi there! I've taken over support of a website built in an earlier version of Visual Studio and migrated to VS2013. It is running on an IIS 2012 server and built on ASP.NET. I am new to this environment, and have literally spent days watching Lynda.com videos to try to understand it! I think I get a good chunk of it, but am wondering if someone can answer a few specific questions that I have?

    What is the difference between Build and Publish? Do I need to build and/or publish the entire site every time I change a file?

    If I change one of the .cs files (controller) that is referenced in a .cshtml file, again, do I need to publish the entire site, or can I just publish that file? Having asked that, I tried publishing the .cs file, and it created a new file that is not in the location that I know the original file is in.  It published it in the website directory, but the file is located in another folder on the server. Or, can I just publish the .cshtml file (I know, this refers to  my previous question! :-) )

    Thanks for any help on these...I don't want to break the site, but I've made a change to a controller, and I just need to publish it!

    • Moved by Jiayi Li Thursday, October 8, 2015 2:21 AM
    Wednesday, October 7, 2015 2:07 AM


  • Hi nightowlres,

    This forum is discuss Visual Studio WPF/SL Designer, Visual Studio Guidance Automation Toolkit, Developer Documentation and Help System, and Visual Studio Editor.

    As your issue is related to asp.net, I suggest you could consult your issue on this forum for dedicated support: http://forums.asp.net/26.aspx/1?Configuration+and+Deployment

    Thank you for your understanding.

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    • Proposed as answer by Dave PatrickMVP Thursday, October 8, 2015 1:20 PM
    • Marked as answer by Just Karl Friday, October 23, 2015 10:50 PM
    Thursday, October 8, 2015 2:21 AM